2) Balances Hormones

Soy, a main ingredient in the Okinawan diet, has molecules that encourage the endocrine system to produce its own hormones naturally. Balanced hormones have an effect on overall mood by making one energetic and happy. It also manages a person’s metabolism and weight. In one study, a particular molecule from soy products, Phytoestrogen, has been observed to positively affect elderly women1. It contributes to the decreased incidence of postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and could even protect against hormone-associated cancers like breast cancer2.

3) Firms your muscle tone and strengthens bones

The natural production of HGH is effective in reducing fat mass. It helps maintain and increase overall muscle mass, making you look fit and trim while staying strong. A study even shows that an increase in muscle strength is important for reducing falls and fractures into old age3Natto also contains vitamin K and significant amounts of zinc and calcium. Vitamin K in Natto retains calcium and zinc better and reduces the rate of bone-density loss6.

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4) Protects the heart

Nattokinase, found in natto, is well-known for its benefits to cardiovascular health. It lowers the risk of blood clots getting stuck in the circulatory system4. When this happens, the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and other coronary heart diseases is lowered. This also improves overall metabolism and health5.

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Sources:

  1. Patisaul HB, Jefferson W. The pros and cons of phytoestrogens. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2010 Oct;31(4):400–419. 
  2. Messina M, Hilakivi-Clarke L. Early intake appears to be the key to the proposed protective effects of soy intake against breast cancer. Nutr Cancer. 2009;61(6):792-798. 
  3. Devesa, J., Almenglo, C. & Devesa, P. (2016). Multiple Effects of Growth Hormone in the Body: Is it Really the Hormone for Growth? Clinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes, 9.
  4. Pais, E. et al. (2005).Effects of nattokinase, a pro-fibrinolytic enzyme, on red blood cell aggregation and whole blood viscosity. Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, 35 (1-2), 139-142.
  5. Ming-Wai, T., Burgunda V. S. (2006). Nattokinase for prevention of thrombosis. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 63 (12), 1121-1123.
  6. https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/10-benefits-natto/